The People’s Climate March

Jiada Zhao, Reporter

It’s a new school year, and with a new school year, comes a new year of environmentalism. We’re starting fresh, and what better way than to talk about a surging new movement to promote climate awareness. This new movement is collectively called “The People’s Climate March.”

The People’s Climate March is a gathering and organization of people who wish for prompt action to be taken in order to fight against irregular climate changes. It’s a movement that not only happens in the U.S. but in other parts of the world as well. The People’s Climate March is a worldwide phenomenon!

On September 21, 2014, The People’s Climate March occurred in Manhattan. There were about 40,000 people who were in that march pushing for world leaders to commit to climate improvement and 100% clean energy. Even famous Oscar-worthy actor Leonardo DiCaprio (in disguise) and actress Emma Thompson were there. This was just in Manhattan alone.

The People’s Climate March is a global effort with 2808 independent marches happening in 166 countries.  This number is only going to increase from here on out. Only those in power can enact serious change; as citizens of the world, we should do our part as well.

The Environmentalist Club is up and running again! The advisor is the enthusiastic Mr. Bernardi. Meetings take place Thursdays in room 456, periods 9 and 10. See you there!